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The computer is increasingly used to help in complex situations. The latest innovations in this area will be presented by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the CeBIT in early March (hall 9, stand G33). User-friendly systems display all facts to surgeons during operation and simultaneously translate university lectures for foreign students. In addition, smart living environments that support comfort, safety, and care services and software for the relocation of e-mails will be presented.
Computers Recognize User Emotion and Intention
People communicate on more levels than just by language: Mimics, gestures, and view directions also play an important role. Depending on the sex, age, and person, however, interpretation of the words spoken may vary. Computers perceiving these parameters will have a number of potential applications in the future. Examples are interactive robots or smart environments in hospitals and workshops (ambient intelligence), the support of blind and visually impaired persons in perceiving their environment (assistive technologies), increased safety (safety & security) or the search for image and video contents (image retrieval). At the CeBIT stand, KIT will present a prototype which recognizes the age, sex, and state of emotion of voluntary persons and another system that will automatically recognize actors in TV series.
More information at: http://cvhci.anthropomatik.kit.edu/
Navigation System for Surgeons
Computer-based assistance systems may be helpful during operations. Navigation information, for instance, reveals the position of a hidden tumor or structures that must not be damaged during the operation. The data displayed
|Contact: Monika Landgraf|
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres